Were National Park staff told to make cuts impact visitors?
Ranger reveals push to impact public
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- Date Mar 11, 2013
Ranger reveals push to impact public
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But government employees speaking out claiming the Obama administration is going out of its way to make -- the public feel the pain of sequester.
The US park ranger telling Fox News.
National park officials.
Forced cuts on programs that would have an effect on visitors like tourists.
But he trying.
And they are trying or are they trying to shut down high profile parks events just to scare people weren't Myers the president.
Bob recreational resource management a private company that manages parks thanks for joining us -- So last week we had a Department of Agriculture IA leaked memo saying hey let's not downplay this question let's up.
Played a sequester in the cuts that may.
That may -- tell us this is happening also in the national parks service as well.
Yeah looks like it is -- not have its specific information about fox source but it shouldn't -- a lot if you look at.
Polling for most federal agencies is not very good and in the one agency that really gets great holy from the public is the national parks.
So there's a long history of using the national parks politically during these budget fights in fact.
There's actually a term.
You know when -- -- when the government goes to sort of close the most important read in the least important functions.
As a ways to try to get budget back there's a term -- -- called the closing the Washington monument ploy.
From a past budget battles -- park service has been the center of this kind of controversy before.
The united state I ran the -- a little bit the -- did park service falls under the Department of the Interior.
Park service has about a three billion dollar budget interior has about a twenty billion dollar budget.
What if -- if I'm reading the numbers right the park service that specific agency is going to be hit harder with sequester.
Than any the other agencies within the department of interior.
He added I'm not sure why that is -- the sequester was set up in the first place to be.
Sort of overly difficult it was an incentive to try to get some kind of other budget deal done.
But but it was supposed to be pro route it was my understanding so why the park service would be getting hit by for more rather than.
Sort of taking out some layer of management and in the department of interior.
Makes little sense to me but we shouldn't be surprised -- look at the White House that the White House.
Close of all the things that -- cut cost in their own cost cutting they closed worse.
So they could dominate the news cycle for a -- news cycles would disappoint its sixth graders on TV right but I think that's backfiring on them I think they kind of jumped the shark on closing the White House for tours are they doing the same thing on the national level when they -- the the parks of people who go to these park tourists feel that -- to.
Yeah I fear that in the park service there's a lot of things -- -- -- the business where there's a lot of things look.
The park service could be doing overtime to.
To reduce costs intelligent ways that don't hit his -- services like what give us that we only about half minutes so where -- was another Iraq is wherever I mean.
Private companies for example today like mine operate -- clean bathrooms we -- the landscaping we do all kinds of things.
Where we can do that about half the cost of the government does already at the state level for example western California.
Private companies reopened -- bunch of parks in California.
Because their costs -- so much lower than governments mean that's an intelligent way to cut costs.
You don't cut his or services you do things less expensively -- -- their warm I think you very much --